Google Glass might have saved this patient’s life

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Google Glass certainly has an uphill battle with consumers and their perception of privacy, but aside from the fear of someone filming them while they sip a coffee at Starbucks, Google Glass could be a valuable tool in so many other ways. Take the medical profession for example.

Five doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston are part of a pilot program in which they regularly wear Google Glass. Dr. Steve Horng was helping a patient suffering from massive brain bleeding, and thanks to Glass. was able to see that the patient had severe allergic reactions to blood pressure medications. This kind of information is usually only found on another computer or tablet. The doctor would have had to leave the patient, find the info, and scrub again. Because of Glass, Doctor Horng was able to start the treatment immediately. He went on to say….

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LG G Watch to be available before July in U.K.

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LG has confirmed that they will have the new LG G Watch available, at least in the U.K., before July. Considering Google I/O is scheduled for late June and LG is one of the manufacturers working with Google to produce Android Wear powered devices, possibly even a Google-branded device, that seems like a good time for an announcement. According to sources, pricing in the U.K. will be less than £180 ($299 USD). » Read the rest

HTC One (M8) display is one of the fastest

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We do not see many people focused on the latency of mobile device screens, but that could change as this particular measure gains traction as a selling point. If that does come to pass, the HTC One (M8) will be in a good position as the device reportedly has one of the lowest latencies on record. The latency we refer to is the time between when a user touches the screen and when the system registers that touch measured in milliseconds. The previous record for a consumer device was 67ms measured for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For comparison, the iPhone 5S clocks in at 75ms while an LG G2 lags behind at 110ms. A new report indicates the HTC One (M8) has been measured at 46ms.

Microsoft has completed a study on display latency and how it impacts the user experience. They point to a target of 1-20ms for display latency in order to maximize the experience. HTC’s work has them closer to that goal than anyone for the moment, but new flagship devices coming from other manufacturers this year could change that.

source: Lesnumeriques.fr
via: XDA Forum

YouTube Live Streams on Chromecast now available from the desktop

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Google has made a change to their YouTube platform so that users can now cast live videos to their Chromecast devices. This new feature only works when users are accessing YouTube using their desktop web browser where they will find the cast button now available on live streams. This capability is not yet enabled when using the YouTube app on a smartphone or tablet, but it seems like it should not take long for an update to roll out to enable this on mobile devices.

Google also recently changed the YouTube site to allow the casting of private YouTube videos. It appears that the only type of video that cannot be cast from YouTube are those where the publisher has not enabled viewing on mobile devices.

source: Android Police

ZTE ‘Apollo’ could be the first device to feature Qualcomm’s 64-bit processor

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It did not take long for a company’s 64-bit plans to surface. Chinese manufacturer ZTE is reportedly working on a device that will utilize one of Qualcomm’s upcoming 64-bit architecture Snapdragon processors. The codename is ‘Apollo’ and this follows ZTE’s tradition of codenaming devices after Greek mythology. The ZTE Grand S was known as ‘Athena’ in development.

So while we know this device will use on of Qualcomm’s beastly processors, we do not know if it will be the Snapdragon 808 or 810. Also, these processors are not expected until at leaset 2015.

Source: CNMO
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HTC One (M8) in Stealth Red may have been delayed

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An upcoming color of the new HTC One (M8) may have been delayed. In fact, it has reportedly been delayed indefinitely. The color we are talking about is the recently-leaked Stealth Red variant. It was originally set for a May release; however, that will not happen. While we do not know the cause of the delay, I am willing to say it was due to production issues with the color.

Source: ePrice
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Functional Project Ara prototype will be finished this month

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review recently spent some time with the Project Ara development team and it seems like the modular phone has come a very long way. The team’s project leader, Paul Eremenko, says Google is providing the “endoskeleton” for all of the modules users can input. The amount of modules? Eight on the back and two up front. The two on the front will be for a display and a button panel in addition to power and data modules that use MIPI UniPro technology. And modules will not be clicking or snapping in. Magnets hold them into place. » Read the rest

LG said to be releasing another smartwatch shortly after the G Watch’s launch

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Shortly after the LG G Watch launches in the second quarter of this year, LG plans to release an additional smartwatch. Reports out of Taiwan suggest the company is working on a second smartwatch that would be released once the G Watch spent some time on the market. The details of this second watch are unknown.

We will keep you posted on any updates with this second smartwatch.

Source: ePrice
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HTC M8 Ace shows up in first leaked image

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Last month, we got word that HTC was working on an M8 Ace, but what is it? Since it was mentioned in the same conversation as the M8 Mini, the assumption was that it would be a “Max’ version of the HTC One (M8). Of course it could also be a tablet right?

Well the same leaker that told us there is an M8 Ace just posted a picture of the said device. For whatever reason, he blurred out what is on the display so it obviously gives something away. At this point it looks like a phone, not a tablet, but unless you see it next to another device, it’s hard to tell for sure.

My money is on this year’s Max. I have a feeling we will see another image soon, so stay tuned.

source: @evleaks

Buy the HTC One (M8) or Robert Downey Jr. will be possessed with the most foul spirit

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For those of you wondering if Robert Downey Jr. was still a spokesman for HTC, wonder no more because HTC just released a 60 second spot featuring him. This is a very simple spot where he basically announces how the HTC walked away with best smartphone of the year at Mobile World Congress for a second year in a row. He tells us that the HTC One (M8) is even better and flaunts his “pre-release” sample.

Of course he suggests that you buy the HTC One (M8) because he will defend it with his very life. And if you don’t get one, he seems to think he will be possessed with the most foul spirit. I’m not sure that is an incentive to buy the All New HTC One (M8), but I will let you be the judge of that. Hit the break for the video.

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